Help Alliance for Water Efficiency Pass Federal Water Efficiency Legislation

Author: Travis Leipzig

The Home Star Energy Act of 2010 is a first of it's kind. An unprecedented opportunity for bountiful positive change through the incorporation of water efficiency rebates into federal legislation. This bipartisan bill has been designed to create jobs, promote energy security and independence, save American's money toward utility, and fight global warming.

With further movement of the bill still plausible, all attention is turning to the Senate as congress returns to business next month. Here are the details from the Alliance for Water Efficiency update on the bill:

Water Efficiency Rebate Incentives Remain a Legislative Priority for AWE During the Congressional Lame-Duck Session in November


With the House of Representatives adjourned and the Senate holding proforma sessions only, Washington’s focus holds firm on the November 2nd mid-term elections and the congressional lame-duck session that follows. Water use efficiency incentives remain a priority on AWE’s agenda with the Alliance working closely with its WATER Coalition colleagues to continue its pursuit of water efficiency rebates in federal legislation.

Further movement on the Home Star Retrofit Act of 2010 containing water efficiency rebates remains possible as congress is scheduled to return for business the week of November 15th, break for the Thanksgiving holiday week, return November 30th and stay in session through the first three weeks of December.

We are focusing our action in the Senate as the House has already passed its version of the Home Star bill. The Senate leadership is supportive of the water efficiency rebate provisions but our success remains dependent on the mid-term elections -- where it seems anything can happen.

Please continue to urge your Senators to support the Home Star Retrofit Act of 2010 as included in S. 3663.

Make your voice count! Contact your local senators today! For more information about the Home Star Energy bill, or for leter and email templates or talking points for your communication with the senators, please visit the Alliance for Water Efficiency webpage.

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